DAVID DELUCA, WRITER
If it involves words, I can help you.
WORDS BUILD BRIDGES.
"How do I get my idea into your head?"
Everyone wants to be understood, but nobody can read your mind. Good writing solves this problem. It forges links between brains, paves trade routes for ideas, and builds bridges between distant worlds. In short, it gets an idea from one head to the next.
DAVID DELUCA IN A NUTSHELL
I translate thoughts, distill ideas, and build strong sentences.
Since 2012, I have helped entrepreneurs, fitness companies, college students, and athletes to tell their stories in writing. I'm creative, witty, and deeply committed to projects that help people to see value in life and discover the world.
STORIES I'VE TOLD
Samples of my Human Interest Stories
Through my work, I've had the privilege to hear and tell the stories of people who overcame impossible odds. Here are three that I will never forget.
LEANNE'S TRANSFORMATION STORY, SPARTAN.COM
Leanne represents the quintessential fitness transformation story. Extremely overweight and mired in self-doubt from childhood abuse, Leanne felt sick and stuck. A close call with childbirth inspired her to make a lasting change. Read how this 400-pound self-described "hermit" turned her life around through Spartan obstacle racing.
MARY'S RECOVERY STORY, SPARTAN.COM
Life is unpredictable, and Mary learned that the hard way when an 18-wheeler crushed her from behind on a normal drive to work. Through medical miracles, perseverance, and the support of friends, Mary came out the other side stronger than she ever was.
TIM'S RECOVERY STORY, LIFE.SPARTAN.COM
Tim was the picture of fitness before a mysterious virus took away 20 years of his memory. Tim lost his mind, his body, and nearly his life. But thanks to the love and commitment of his wife Lori and a newfound passion in the sport of obstacle racing, he learned to cope and to thrive.
WHAT I CAN DO FOR YOU
My Professional Services
Well-Researched, Refined Prose
Whether it's 10 words or 10 pages, I can turn even the wackiest ideas into something anyone can read, and understand, and enjoy.
Clean, Correct, and Concise
If it's a word on a page, I can fix it. My comprehensive editing services include substantive (content) editing, copyediting, formatting, and plain-old proofreading.
Advice and One-on-One Lessons
I can help writers of any age or ability to write more clearly, develop a stronger voice, and tame their big ideas.
Your Story, Your Voice, My Pen
I can listen to you tell your amazing story and then make it look amazing on paper, too.
I grew up in Massachusetts and got a liberal arts education in Minnesota at St. Olaf College, where I also worked as a writing tutor. My degree is in philosophy.
Since graduation, I have worked as a researcher, ghostwriter, writer, and editor for multiple clients, the largest of which is Spartan Race.
Through my work, education and travel, I've learned that life is short, that ordinary people can do incredible things, and that the best way to learn is just to throw yourself into the unknown.
WHAT PEOPLE SAY
an absolute machine, GETS IT DONE
"David is an absolute machine who worked with me personally for several years. He helped me to turn 1000 ADD ideas into 1000 clear, logical, inspiring ideas. If you have a thought or a story but you're not sure how to put it into words, call David. Asks the right questions, follows directions, gets it done. (Killed it at our Japan Agoge.)"
— Joe De Sena
CEO and Founder
Spartan Race, Inc.
POLISHED, engaging, on-brand content
"I first asked David to work with our training department on some technical copy in the summer of 2015, and I was immediately impressed by his attention to detail. Since he started working full-time in our marketing department, I continued to enlist him on copywriting projects that would come up in the training department here and there. He consistently created polished, engaging, on-brand content. His work came in error-free and on time, and communication with him was smooth by phone, in person, and over email. Overall, David was a standout team member, and I'd gladly ask him for editorial help again."
— John Gauch
Spartan Race, Inc.
GREAT listening skills,
Amazing ATTENTION TO DETAIL
"I had the opportunity to work with David when serving as a developer for a new, international group fitness format. David created an original soundtrack for the format and provided content and editing for the instructor training manual. During the collaboration process, David demonstrated a high level of professionalism, great listening skills and amazing attention to detail. The development team was extremely excited about the final products. It was a pleasure working with David!"
— Aimee Nicoterra
Studio Program Developer
Group Fitness, Yoga and Cycle
Life Time, Inc.
If you need help with words on a page, send me a message.